Definition of sousaphone
: a large circular tuba that has a flared adjustable bell — compare helicon
Recent Examples of sousaphone from the Web
A sousaphone plays mournfully in its lowest register, while a man whistles robin calls, and two people chat conspiratorially.
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Origin and Etymology of sousaphone
John Philip Sousa
First Known Use: 1925See Words from the same year
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Definition of sousaphone for Students
: a large circular tuba designed to rest on the player's shoulder and used chiefly in marching bands
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